Branch Planner

Ref: MON11193
Salary: competitive
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Branch Planner to join our Space Planning team. The role supports our Accessorize brand. Reporting to the Head of Global Channel Merchandising, you will analyse brand and category performance at store level to understand the type of product selling in the different types of stores. You will create store sales plans based on this knowledge and will be responsible for grading stores to ensure the correct stock package is allocated, which will drive the maximum sales performance from each store.

What will you do as a Branch Planner?

  • Analysing both store performance at brand level and category level performance; identifying under and over performing areas; pulling together proposals of the space to be flexed at category level; & creating an ideal store template
  • Working with the Merchandising Director and line manager to review sales and space plans at category level
  • Creating accurate gradings for each season, in line with business strategies and agreed sales and space plans
  • Monitoring store performance against sales plans, highlighting under and over performing areas, making suggestions on how their stock package can be altered to improve performance
  • Conducting in-season grade changes to maximise sales
  • Working with the Product Merchandisers to fully understand business strategies and ensure plans reflect category plans
  • Reviewing new stores plans and working with VM on layouts where required
  • Positive contribution towards working as a team
  • Effective communication, influencing skills and relationship building at all levels of the business
  • Driving individual performance and contribution towards department results
  • Ownership of own career development

What you will need to succeed as a Branch Planner?

  • You will have a proven track record of working in a planning environment, ideally with knowledge of Branch Merchandising. 
  • Proven experience of store sales & space planning.
  • You will be strategic in your approach and will possess excellent communication skills and an ability to influence and gain commitment of head office management at all levels. 
  • You will thrive in a dynamic environment and will have a flexible and adaptable approach to your work whilst being a team player. 

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will be automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • Private Healthcare
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

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